2.58 lakh new coronavirus cases registered in India today; positivity rate up from 16.28% to 19.65%
New Delhi : India on Monday reported 2.58 lakh new coronavirus cases within last 24 hours; the positivity rate has increased from 16.28 per cent to 19.65 per cent. As many as 385 people lost their lives due to coronavirus.
The total caseload now stands at 3.73 crore. This includes 8,209 cases of the Omicron variant which is now present in 29 states.
4.43 per cent of the total infections are currently active cases in India. The recovery rate stands at 94.27 per cent.
Maharashtra and Delhi were worst hit with 41,327 and 18,286 new cases respectively in the last 24 hours.
State Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that the city is conducting three times more diagnostic tests than the number recommended by the ICMR.
As per new guidelines, asymptomatic patients are not required to undergo a test. Also, contacts of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 patients need not get tested unless they have comorbidities or are aged above 60.